Excelling at job interviews – and reading through the small print!

Job interviews techniques

This blog will give some hilarious but must-avoid answers at job interviews, and importantly find out what you have to say to secure that job!

“How many young, single women work here?”

Incredibly this question was heard not over a pint at your local but during a job interview! It’s easy to have a bad-job interview day – the traffic was bad and you turn up late, your handshake is sweatier than a sweaty thing on a hot day, and to beat it all you can’t string a single sentence together. However, if you prepare properly you stand a good chance of selling yourself effectively during a job interview. If you don’t, no-one else is going to do it for you!

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Empty Success Syndrome

Man on a mountain

What’s the solution for Empty Success Syndrome? You have a great career but the dissatisfaction still remains.

I’m guessing that most of us want to feel passionate about what we do for a career and to be able to say that in some small way what we do contributes to the greater good. Harold Whitman said:

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

There’s no doubt that we all come alive when we’re doing what ticks our box: an engineering job instead of Y, chefing in a restaurant instead of Z. However, after experiencing some less-than-successful business ventures over the years I’ve finally begun to realise that I have been asking the wrong question. Instead of trying to understand what I’m supposed to be doing with my life I have learned the need to recognise who I’m supposed to be. As a consequence of grasping this, I have begun to recognise what I’m to do with my life and, more importantly, how to achieve it.

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Job hunting with a difference

Job hunting with a difference

Job hunting is often slow and frustrating – however, it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how!

It was one of those supremely character-forming days. In my hand was a card for my first Job Centre appointment, and what made it so embarrassing was that I had been a careers adviser at this same Job Centre only a few short weeks ago before losing my job! Phrases such as “physician heal thyself” and “surely it can’t be that difficult to find a job?” churned around inside my skull like the National Lottery balls, and I wondered how long it would take for my lucky numbers to be chosen – and find a new job!

When your back is against the wall – when your credit card bills and your self-esteem need paying off – you simply want a job-search technique that works, and fast! Here are some job hunting secrets that real people have used to find work in a very tough job market.

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If you want career change, first, tell me you career vision!

Are you praying and searching high and low for that perfect job, but are not sure how to get out of your not-so-perfect job? I might just have an answer for your career vision issues.

Career Change

Let me share a secret with you. For years I had a punch bag with the face of Confucius and his gloating lines pinned below, “Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life again”. Well, good for you, Confucius, that you made your successful career change, but your clichés won’t help the many people stuck in a rut and stuck in the wrong job.

Finding your ideal job probably won’t happen overnight, but here are three important steps to help you:

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Discovering your dream job

Discovering your dream job

In this blog you will find out how to hear from God & discover your dream job

What is your dream job? Are you fortunate enough to find yourself in it or do are miles from where you want to be? It’s possible that you’re like the majority of us out there who don’t really know what interests them enough to pursue a specific career.

Even if we do know the nature of our dream job, our deeply held desires can become a far off memory as the pressures of life take over. It’s so important for us to hang on to our dreams because the bible tells us that these deeply held desires have been placed in us by God Himself.

Psalm 37:4      Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.

A common reason for giving up on our dreams are negative words that have been spoken to us, especially when we were young. I remember sitting at my desk in primary school with my form teacher waving my homework in the air, declaring to my class something that would remain with me for a long time: Read the full article